Wandsworth announces infrastructure boost

Wandsworth Council has announced further investment in improving the borough’s infrastructure over the next two years.

An extra £17m will be spent on improving school buildings, providing new school places, and expanding facilities for children and young people.

Over the next two years £7.7m will be spent improving Wandsworth’s transport infrastructure, resurfacing roads and pavements and implementing road layout improvements and traffic calming measures.

In addition the Council will contribute to the funding of a complete overhaul of the one way system to make Wandsworth Town Centre more attractive and pedestrian friendly.

A further £3.5m will be spent providing a new bigger and better library in Wandsworth town centre.

A total of £30m will be spent in Nine Elms in the next two years to provide social and transport infrastructure for its new residents and businesses as the site is transformed.

The funding for these projects will come from the Council reinvesting funds received from the sale of assets, grants provided by the government and also Transport for London, as well as local infrastructure payments from developers.

In addition to this the Council plans to build 1,000 new affordable homes across the borough for both social rent and low cost home ownership, alongside two large regeneration housing programmes in Roehampton and Clapham Junction, plus planned investment of £150m in improving its existing homes portfolio.

The council’s finance spokesman Cllr Guy Senior said: “It is important the council continues to invest in improving the borough’s infrastructure so that it continues to meet the needs of local residents and businesses.”

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